teratoma

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From terato- +‎ -oma

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  • IPA(key): /tɛrəˈtəʊmə/

Noun[edit]

teratoma (plural teratomas or teratomata)

  1. (pathology) A benign or malignant tumour, especially of the gonads, that arises from germ cells and consists of different types of tissue such as skin, hair, or muscle.
    • 1972, Patrick O'Brian, Post Captain:
      ‘What is a teratoma?’ asked Jack, holding the object in his hand. ‘A kind of grenado?’ ‘It is an inward wen, a tumour: we find them, occasionally, in the abdominal cavity. Sometimes they contain long black hair, sometimes a set of teeth: this has both hair and teeth.’

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

terato- +‎ -oma

Noun[edit]

teratoma f (plural teratome)

  1. teratoma

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